The Potential: Wiz Khalifa

Before ‘Black & Yellow’, before Kush & Orange Juice, before Flight School, and even before Burn After Rolling, there was this rapper from Pittsburgh who made sampled Alice Deejay and made a club song. Before that, he made a Pittsburgh anthem in ‘Pittsburgh Sound‘. These were the days when Wiz Khalifa had all the hype of being a truly great rapper, not an auto-tuned up rapper. Don’t get me wrong, I can enjoy Wiz Khalifa’s music like the rest of the world; ‘Black & Yellow’ is an anthem, hands down. Kush & Orange Juice and Burn After Rolling are great mixtapes. It’s just when all of your songs are about smoking marijuana, it just gets old sometimes.

I still think he has the potential to be a great rapper who can make good songs. He has two upcoming projects in his new album Rolling Papers along with a movie/soundtrack/i have no idea project with Snoop Dogg called High School. The latest song from High School is called ‘Young Wild & Free‘. Naturally, it still has the whole smoking marijuana/drinking theme, but there’s something about this song that reminds me of the old Wiz from 3 years ago. Maybe it’s the piano, maybe it’s Snoop Dogg, or maybe it’s the fact that song says the same message MGMT’s ‘Time to Pretend’ sends. Whatever it may be, I think everyone should check it out. You may agree or disagree with me on Wiz Khalifa, but this song is great. Good work Wiz.

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One Response to The Potential: Wiz Khalifa

  1. spiv says:

    Well said, i agree he needs to switch it up and with this album i think he just might have done so. Didnt know about this Movie/Soundtrack project with snoop, nice insight

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